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Shoe drive to fund clean water

(Source: KAIT) (Source: KAIT)

Over the next month, a central Arkansas fire department will hold a shoe drive to help bring clean water to children overseas.

According to KARK, this is the sixth year that the Little Rock Fire Department has hosted the shoe drive.

People are asked to bring used, unwanted shoes to the fire stations throughout the city, as well as city hall. They also accept donations of new shoes for the drive.

Through the donations, safe and reliable water will be provided to people who have never had it before.

Once the shoes are collected, Ozark Water Projects will take the donated shoes to fund a well and repairs to water pumps for people in Haiti.

Karla Allen, the executive director for Ozark Water Projects says the need for water in Haiti is very close to her. "We can get there cheaper," Allen said. "We can help more people."

The shoe drive will run through April 20.

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